THE SUN AND THE MOON by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A glowing liftoff for any child's interest in matters astronomical. (further reading, website) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Fledgling readers curious about the lights in the sky will get an eyeful of the two brightest ones from this new entry in the venerable nonfiction series. Read full book review >
HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A watertight addition to the venerable Let's Read and Find Out collection. (websites) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A straightforward dive into the watery abyss, with passing views of some select exotic residents. Read full book review >

TERRIBLE TIM by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"The mess is good fun, but the story is a bit bland next to the more emotionally intense likes of No, David! and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No need to set off in search of Wild Things when little Tim's in the vicinity. Read full book review >
MING GOES TO SCHOOL by Deirdre Sullivan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Featuring peeks at common classroom sights and activities, this empathetic tale could also be a discussion starter about growth and readiness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The first year of school for Ming is full of opposites and fun, but some things take time. Read full book review >
TOO MANY MOOSE! by Lisa M. Bakos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A pet is a good companion—in the singular not the plural. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Many moose mean much merriment—or do they? Read full book review >

OOKO by Esmé Shapiro
by Esmé Shapiro, illustrated by Esmé Shapiro
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Playful, joyous, and hip. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ooko, a fox looking for a friend, finds one—and also makes some self-discoveries along the way. Read full book review >
LOWRIDERS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Cathy Camper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Satisfyingly over-the-top mayhem for all 'low and slow' fans. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"
The Lowriders in Space saga continues with an even crazier ride than the first. Read full book review >
GABE AND GOON by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A familiar message, but also a crucial and timely one, charmingly presented. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Could the sleeping child and the monster in the closet possibly become best friends? Read full book review >
THE TOAD by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A light dose of natural history, with occasional 'EWWW!' for flavor. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Having surveyed worms, spiders, flies, and head lice, Gravel continues her Disgusting Critters series with a quick hop through toad fact and fancy. Read full book review >
THE CLASS by Boni Ashburn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"A reassuring peek that will assuage children's fears about their own first days and their classmates. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An original take on the first-day-of-school theme follows the 20 students that make up the titular kindergarten class as they get ready in the morning. Read full book review >
A TIGER TAIL by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"Anya isn't the only kid who worries about being different on the first day; no matter how unique, though, readers are sure to find a niche to call their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anya doesn't seem at all worried that it's the start of a new school year, but the tiger tail she's sprouted overnight is a huge cause for concern. Read full book review >
ALICE & LUCY WILL WORK FOR BUNK BEDS by Jaime Temairik
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 5, 2016

"The stakes, as they are, never get much higher than a trashed party pastry, but spending time with Lucy and Alice is well worth it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of bear sisters who get along great, except when it comes to sharing a bed, work up a sweet plan to buy bunk beds—but things get messy along the way. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >